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MLS Preview: LA Galaxy - Seattle Sounders FC

Fresh off CCL progression, these teams meet in Los Angeles in the final match before the MLS playoffs.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Saunders; Franklin, Meyer, Gaul, Dunivant; Jimenez, Sarvas, Juninho, Stephens; Buddle, Noonan.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF A.J. DeLaGarza (L knee sprain); DF Leonardo (R knee inflammation); DF David Junior Lopes (L facial fracture); MF Kyle Nakazawa (back spasms)

QUESTIONABLE: MF David Beckham (L ankle soreness); MF Landon Donovan (L knee bone bruise)
Seattle Sounders (4-4-2): Gspurning; Johansson, Parke, Hurtado, Burch; Rosales, Evans, Alonso, Tiffert; Johnson, Montero.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Babayele Sodade (R knee ACL tear); DF Andrew Duran (L ACL surgery)

DOUBTFUL: DF Leo Gonzalez (R hamstring strain); DF Patrick Ianni (R calf strain)

PROBABLE: DF Jhon Kennedy Hurtado (facial fracture); MF Steve Zakuani (abdominal strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • This is the last matchday of the regular season. Both teams are in the playoffs.
  • Seattle will finish second or third in the West. The Galaxy will finish fourth and enter a playoff against the Vancouver Whitecaps.
  • Los Angeles had won five games in a row in this fixture before this season. However, the Sounders have won twice, including an impressive 4-0 win in August, since.
  • Michael Gspurning kept a clean sheet for 370 minutes straight until conceding against FC Dallas last week. That stretch was nine minutes short of a club record.
  • Both teams featured reserves in midweek CONCACAF Champions League tilts, having already sealed progression to the knockout rounds.

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Available Squads
12Josh SaundersGoalkeeper
2Todd DunivantDefender
4Omar GonzalezDefender
5Sean FranklinDefender
21Tommy MeyerDefender
9Christian WilhelmssonMidfielder
19JuninhoMidfielder
32David BeckhamMidfielder
7Robbie KeaneStriker
10Landon DonovanStriker
9Edson BuddleStriker
1Brian PerkGoalkeeper
27Andrew BoyensDefender
-Bryan GaulDefender
8Marcelo Sarvas Striker
9Mike MageeMidfielder
-Michael StephensMidfielder
32Jack McBeanStriker
81Michael GspurningGoalkeeper
5Adam JohanssonDefender
4Marc BurchDefender
2Jeff ParkeDefender
34Jhon Kennedy HurtadoDefender
3Brad EvansMidfielder
6Osvaldo AlonsoMidfielder
7Eddie JohnsonStriker
7Mauro RosalesStriker
8Christian TiffertMidfielder
17Fredy MonteroStriker
24Marcus HahnemannGoalkeeper
20Zach ScottDefender
7Steve ZakuaniMidfielder
7Mario MartínezMidfielder
17Servando CarrascoMidfielder
16David EstradaStriker
26S. OchoaStriker

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